Every year, San Francisco's only Greek festival, A Taste of Greece, offers aromas of freshly made spanakopita, mousaka, kotopoulo, gyros and other Greek specialties.
You can also savor Greek wine and delicious homemade Greek pastries, and sit back and enjoy live Greek music and dancing as it fills the Mission District.
This is one of the oldest, most prestigious Greek food festivals, and it attracts visitors from around the world. A new cathedral is under construction in the area, but the festival will be open!
The event is easily accessible via public transportation and valet parking is accessible. Admission is free.
San Francisco's only Greek food festival runs for three days:
You will find this annual event at the Annunciation Cathedral at 245 Valencia Street (between 14th and Duboce Streets) in the Mission District.
Buses: Two buses that stop within a few blocks of A Taste of Greece Festival are the 14 and the 49. Take them to the stop at 14th and Mission. Head west on 14th Street to Valencia Street. Take a right and walk one block north to the festival.
BART: You can also take BART to the 16th Street Station. From here, head north to 14th Street and take a left. Walk one block on 14th Street and take a right. Walk one block north to the Annunciation Cathedral.
Driving/Parking: They also offer valet parking at this event, so driving is a good alternative to public transportation.
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If you want to stay in San Francisco during the festival, then I recommend looking at the options in Union Square. It's a quick BART or bus ride over and there are many great options.
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